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Despite warnings, Trump defends use of hydroxychloroquine

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his use of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, as a preventative measure against the coronavirus, or COVID-19, despite...
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Trump threatens to permanently freeze U.S. funding to WHO

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday threatened to permanently cut off the nation's funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) if the body does...
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Trump fires back after Obama swipes at his coronavirus response

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U.S. President Donald Trump fired back on Sunday at his predecessor, Barack Obama, who swiped at how the current administration has handled the coronavirus...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) attends a news conference at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 13, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to open up 50 billion U.S. dollars in federal aid to help combat the spread of COVID-19 across the country. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Trump directs California to reopen Tesla assembly plant

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that California should allow automaker Tesla to resume operations in Alameda County. "California should let...
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Trump’s “America First” approach hinders global search for vaccine against COVID-19

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U.S. President Donald Trump administration's approach to the search for a vaccine has seen it exclude the U.S. government from an accelerating global effort...
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Trump says killing of unarmed black jogger “very disturbing situation”

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a young black man from the state of Georgia who was shot...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Trump bans use of foreign power grid equipment citing national security risk

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order to ban the import and use of certain electrical equipment, so as to "secure...
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 26, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the country's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Trump orders c processors to stay open amid COVID-19 outbreak

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered processors of meat and poultry to stay open amid the COVID-19 outbreak, while the country's largest meatpacking...
Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Robert Redfield attends a press conference on the COVID-19 at the White House in Washington D.C. March 9, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that his administration will ask Congress to approve a possible payroll tax cut and provide "very substantial relief" for hourly workers and industries hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. begins to reopen economy, impact on November elections unknown

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This week will see many U.S. states re-open their economies after the historic COVID-19 lockdown has ravaged the U.S. economy and caused millions of...
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Is Trump’s disinfectant advice adoptable? Professionals raise alarm

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Although U.S. President Donald Trump explained that his earlier remarks were sarcastic on injecting disinfectants and using ultraviolet light to possibly kill the novel...
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Kagame and Trump discuss COVID-19 pandemic, cooperation in phone conversation

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Saturday had a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump, in which they discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and the...
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Iran vows to respond to U.S. threats

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Iranian officials on Thursday downplayed recent U.S. threats and vowed to respond if the security of Iranian territory is at stake. The...
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Trump signs executive order temporarily limiting immigration to U.S. amid coronavirus

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he has signed an executive order, limiting immigration to the United States for 60 days amid...
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Trump to halt U.S. green card immigration for 60 days

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the White House will halt the immigration of green card recipients for 60 days while continuing...
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Trump and British PM Johnson reaffirm cooperation to reopen global economies

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U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reaffirmed their close cooperation to reopen global economies during a phone conversation on Tuesday,...
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“Nothing hidden from the U.S., from day one” about COVID-19

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Nothing in the response to COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO) have been "hidden from the U.S., from day one," with U.S. professionals...
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WHO’s COVID-19 timeline shows objective, scientific, impartial response to global pandemic fight

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Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) has taken timely and decisive measures with an objective, scientific and impartial...
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Russia criticizes U.S. decision to halt WHO funding as “counterproductive, irresponsible”

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The decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to suspend funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) is "counterproductive and irresponsible," the Russian Foreign Ministry...
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Trump’s tweets on “liberating” states trigger controversy

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U.S. President Donald Trump's call for lifting restrictions on several states has sparked controversy. In a series of tweets on Friday, Trump...
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Over 2,400 prosecuted for epidemic-related crimes in China

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China's procuratorial organs prosecuted 2,416 suspects in 1,980 criminal cases related to the COVID-19 epidemic by Thursday, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said...
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Trump excludes Romney from congressional group on reopening U.S.

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday excluded Senator Mitt Romney, a Utah Republican, from a congressional group that convenes every other GOP senators and...
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European nations voice backing, commitment to WHO after Trump’s decision to halt funding

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The decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) triggered on Wednesday a wave of criticism from...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Scapegoating of WHO cannot mask Washington’s failings in COVID-19 fight

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his administration is halting funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), sparking worldwide criticism of undermining global...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

No reason justifying U.S. suspension of funding to WHO – EU diplomat

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The European Union's foreign policy chief expressed his regret on Wednesday over the U.S. decision to suspend funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). ...
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White House mulls guidelines on reopening economy as COVID-19 cases exceed 580,000

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday his administration is close to completing a plan to open the economy, noting that he would have "total"...
OPEC logo is pictured ahead of an informal meeting between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Algiers, Algeria September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina/File Photo

Trump hails OPEC+ agreement to cut oil production for saving U.S. energy jobs

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday welcomed a deal to cut oil production reached by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and...
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Putin, Trump, King Salman support OPEC+ agreement to reduce oil production

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud supported the agreement on a phased reduction in...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN chief defends WHO after Trump threat

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by William M. Reilly UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres underscored on Wednesday the necessity of the World Health Organization (WHO) during the COVID-19...
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Public-private tensions flare up as 3M hits back at Trump’s DPA order

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U.S. President Donald Trump's order asking mask manufacturer 3M Company to cease exporting masks during the coronavirus outbreak will make domestic supplies less available,...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Trump signs US$2 trillion stimulus package into law amid COVID-19 fallout

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a 2-trillion-dollar stimulus package amid mounting COVID-19 fallout, a few hours after the House of Representatives approved...